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« on: October 06, 2010 07:25:37 AM »

So I thought I'd finally come out of the crafting closet and throw up one of my recent projects.  Lately I've been seeing a lot of ribbon and pearl jewelry, and also a lot of zipper accents on things.  Being a big fan of the statement necklace, I decided to combine the two and this is what I came up with: (please forgive the crazy decoupage table background)



It's a little bit stiff to use as a long necklace as it keeps wanting to turn in on itself, so I fashioned it as a choker instead, which seems to fit the natural curve of it pretty well:



I'm pretty pleased with the results, but next time I'm going to try for an even tighter weave to the contour of the pearls and see what that looks like and how it lays.

Thanks so much for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010 07:53:39 AM »

That is really beautiful and unique.  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010 08:22:11 AM »

This is really pretty! I like how the pearls have a slightly similar look to the metal zipper which all contrasts with the black zipper fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010 09:33:48 AM »

it is really pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010 11:23:57 AM »

Great design!
I like it.
And yes, it might be a good idea to also make one where the zipper lies closer around the pearls. So that it looks like they are trapped in between.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010 02:09:26 PM »

gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010 12:51:09 AM »

What a clever  idea!!!!  Cheesy   <3  Looks awesome. Cheesy  Designing when it is as its best!
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010 11:24:46 AM »

Very creative I like it
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010 12:34:45 PM »

This is so creative.  An impressive mix of elegance and edge.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010 01:24:44 PM »

This is awesome! Plus, it's a great way to use a broken zipper. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010 07:59:23 PM »

Thanks so very much to everyone for the awesome feedback! <3 to the awesome Craftster community.  If I get a chance to do a tighter "trapped pearl" weave (as BeaG said) I'll post an update.  : )
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011 05:41:36 PM »

I really love the way this looks! I'm not necessarily a choker person, but I think I would wear this!
I love the juxtaposition of the hard edge of the zipper with the ladylike pearls. I think it's both punk rock and classic at the same time!
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011 09:41:02 AM »

Oh how cool it is! @;)
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011 02:47:49 PM »

This is awesome - I have a lot of fake pearls from necklaces I've bought only for the pendant. Now I know what to do with them. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2011 02:39:18 PM »

That is totally awesome, I love it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2011 06:45:33 AM »

That is really awesome! The contrasts between the pearls and zipper - the colors and textures and classic vs. found object/edgy/industrial/whatever - work really well together.
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